No Smoking Day is on 13th March this year and is a National Awareness Day to help smokers quit and to raise awareness of the health risks associated with smoking.

Research shows that smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, can cause many diseases, and overall, affects the health of smokers.  Smoking cigarettes is one of the biggest causes of death and illness in the UK; with some illnesses causing irreversible long-term damage. According to the British Heart Foundation, smokers are almost twice as likely to have a heart attack compared with people who have never smoked and the NHS reports that around 70% of cases of lung cancer is caused by smoking.

To read more about this go to the Wellbeing People website.